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Mirror, Mirror: Is It Time For a Smile Makeover?

by | May 17, 2015 | Blog

When you look at your smile in the mirror, what do you see?

Do you see an attractive, shiny white smile with a great shape?

Is it a smile you can be proud of, a smile that makes you confident in any situation, whether it’s business or pleasure?


Do you see a smile with teeth that are dull, misaligned, cracked, or missing?

Have you gotten used to holding back your smile to hide its imperfections? If so, you probably don’t present a very confident appearance.

If the second smile is what you’re seeing, it might be time to consider a Smile Makeover.

Smile Glen Ellyn is one of the leading cosmetic dentists in Glen Ellyn, IL. We’re a practice that is passionate about helping people get the bright, vibrant smiles that show who they are on the inside.

We want to give you the smile that you want, the smile that you deserve, and the smile you’ve earned.

What’s the Value of a Smile Makeover?

Like many people considering a Smile Makeover, you’ve worked hard to build a successful life.

Unfortunately, you were so busy that your teeth have suffered from neglect, and now they’re the worse for wear. Your smile is an important part of your appearance, and a genuine, attractive, natural-looking smile is one of the most powerful tools you have to inspire confidence and trust in the people you meet. A study conducted by Cambridge University in 2001 (and published in The Journal of Economic Psychology) revealed that your smile plays a major role in the basic building of the kind of trust that is needed for cooperation between people.

Your smile should show the world that you’re at the top of your game.

Of course, a Smile Makeover isn’t for everyone. A Smile Makeover takes many appointments, and it requires a lot of diligence at home to get it right. Not everyone can make this commitment! Keep in mind too that a Smile Makeover isn’t just about creating a fabulous new look: getting your oral health in order is a major part of a Smile Makeover. Healthy teeth are good looking teeth, after all!

What Goes Into A Smile Makeover?

A Smile Makeover means something different to everyone. Your dentist will work with you to create a treatment plan to address all the problem areas you can see (and some that only a professional would notice). Your dentist will evaluate your teeth to determine if your teeth are healthy enough for the procedures required and if any additional “pre-work” is needed before the Smile Makeover can begin.

A smile isn’t just about your teeth looking white and straight. Just as everyone has their own face, they have their own smile, and your dentist will take into account your entire look as a part of the evaluation and planning process. For example, the color of your eyes and hair can play a big role, as well as your skin tone. The shape and color of your lips will also be factored in as part of the “Smile Makeover Equation”.

When it comes to your teeth, your dentist will check:


Many people make the mistake in thinking that a youthful bright smile is composed of teeth that are almost blinding white. That’s true if you want to look like a cartoon character, but natural teeth should look healthy and natural. Teeth that are too white will look false and you won’t get the most out of your smile. We offer many different kinds of teeth whitening and teeth bleaching solutions in our practice, and you and your dentist will work together to decide which one is right for you.

Your dentist will also check the state of any fillings you might have; silver fillings can be replaced with tooth-colored ones if necessary.


Are your teeth crooked, or do they have an unsightly gap? At Smile Glen Ellyn we offer a number of different orthodontic treatments to help your teeth become straight to give you your perfect smile. The best thing about this is, nobody has to know you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment. We offer both Invisalign and Six Month Smiles, both of which are designed to minimize the “noticeability” of wearing orthodontic appliances.

Missing Teeth:

Missing teeth just don’t look bad. They can have serious consequences for your bite and can even change the shape of your face. We have a wide range of implants, restorations, and other ways to replace your missing teeth and restore not only your smile, but also your face’s structure. People are usually amazed at the effect replacing missing teeth has on their entire look!

What Are You Waiting For?

We’ve done a lot of Smile Makeovers over the years.

One thing that we’ve learned is those who can afford the necessary procedures and have the discipline to undergo all the treatments share another common trait: they don’t tend to wait for things to happen!

So why start now? Call us today at 630-858-8800 or connect online and make an appointment!

The whole team at Smile Glen Ellyn is ready to give you back your smile. All you have to do is ask!

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